MRP : ₹ 5,999
Made In : Vietnam,China
Very nice for a short (two days) trek.
I used this bag for a day's hike. It doesn't put strain on your back which is a good feature as compared to the other bags that I have used previously. However, the quality of the buckles on the bag could be better.
Decathlon have produced a very good daysack which has compression straps and a mesh back. Used it a couple of times and it is comfy. Well worth the money IMHO.
Really like the look and function of this rucksack. I haven’t used in anger yet should can’t comment on a long trek. I am a little concerned about the lumber support - doesn’t feel that comfortable but will play with the strapping system (currently giving it 3, but if I can sort the lumber issue it’s be a 4 or 5, though can’t comment on longevity yet)
I totally agree with Jonathan's comment. I have the old version of this and it's excellent and very comfy. I thought the review about the 4 straps might have been a personal comment but I was wrong. Went to buy one today and I totally agree the 4 side straps just dig into the lower back. I cannot believe this rucksack got into production unless there is a faulty batch? I think the quality of this product looks good but major flaw in the lower back strap design. I hope the new design fixes this problem as the previous version is great and still going strong. This was for my wife.
Thank you for your feedback. The reason that the hip belt has four straps which attach to the backpack (rather than just two larger straps) is to provide space for ventilation. However, if you feel this design results in an uncomfortable fit we will pass this information onto the brand as the bag is being re-designed for summer 2018.
If you remain dissatisfied with the backpack you may still exchange it at any of our stores. If you purchased the product on our website you can return it by post by following the instructions on the webpage: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/return-order-by-post.html
Alec Stratton-Lake | UK Product Trainer
I would have to agree with other reviews here. This looks like an excellent bag and there are so many great features on it but it has one immense and deal-breaking flaw. On the waist belt there are four textile bands (two on each side) that connect the waist belt to lower back pack. These bands run towards the centre of the bag, meaning that if you put any weight in the bag then these 4 bands act as massive pressure points on the lumbar region of your back. The bag weight is not distributed evenly across your lower back and you will end up with four red marks on your back where the bag’s weight is being transmitted through these bands. This is what happened to me.
It blows my mind how any company would design a hiking bag like this. They have clearly gone for aesthetics over functionality. If you look at similar bags like the Berghaus Freeflow you will notice there are no lumbar pressure points on the bag.
If you are just using it for very light stuff where not much weight will be transmitted to your lower back then you will likely not have a problem.
Packed full of features for such a great price however the rigid frame is poorly designed resulting in it pressing into the shoulder blades when loaded with walking or hiking gear. There is no padding between your back and the frame. It may fit you perfectly but I'd suggest loading it at home with your hydration bladder and kit to see how it feels. Really wanted to love this bag.
Thanks for your feedback on the Forclaz 20 Air backpack. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the comfort of the backpack’s frame, I shall pass your feedback onto the product manager. The product will be reengineering for summer 2018 which alters the shape of the metal frame slightly. If you remain dissatisfied with the backpack you may still exchange it at any of our stores if purchased within the last 365 days.
Chris Allen UK Market Manager DECATHLON